Most companies think of sending out Christmas cards… it’s almost expected. But what about sending out cards at Thanksgiving to tell your customers/clients how grateful you are for their patronage?  When was the last time you thanked vendors and service providers? You might be surprised how a simple gesture like that can build goodwill. And… Continue Reading

Wheelchair for Justin

  CC Hotchkiss is a friend of mine and she is running a campaign to get Justin a wheelchair that will help him work on the ranch! Please read, Share and donate if you feel the call. Link to the page at the bottom. Hi everyone, I am doing this fundraiser to help someone near and… Continue Reading


I just read an interesting article that I want to share with you. It’s about weaning foals. I rode, when I was a kid, at a ranch with about 200 horses — most of whom lived in large 200+ acre pastures. Usually they lived in 2 herds, original lead by two geldings that hated each other.… Continue Reading

Closing the Barn Door (Part 2)

First of all, thank you for your patience. This post has been a long time coming. I received some personally upsetting news that really put me into a tailspin. I just couldn’t think clearly enough to write – no creative juices. I’m still dealing with the issue, but my head is a bit clearer than… Continue Reading


You have heard the idiom, “Closing the barn door after the horse has bolted”?  People always think of things they should have done after something happens. Last night (3/28) those of us in Southern California had a healthy earthquake give us a wake-up call. Truth be told, it was the second wake up call, the… Continue Reading

The Mare’s Code of Honor

The Mare’s Code of Honor is as old as horses themselves and is ultimately the species best kept secret. No mare shall ever produce a foal before it’s time. (“It’s time” being determined by the following factors): No foal shall be born until total chaos has been reached by all involved. Their house must be… Continue Reading